North must get tax protection

Business news from the Lancashire Evening Post

Business news from the Lancashire Evening Post

1
Have your say

Safeguards against tax competition between the North and Scotland need to be built into any plans for independence, an economic think-tank has said.

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has said economic leaders also needed to demand “control of far more powers and resources” from Whitehall to give it a level playing field.

It also said the North needs a figure like Scotland’s First Minister to “speak with one voice” saying its Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) model “pales in comparison.”

 

Back to the top of the page